Just months after announcing there would be “#nomoRHOA4me,” NeNe Leakes made her triumphant — and surprise – return to Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bravo confirmed via E! News that the outspoken reality star joined her former co-stars during a group trip to Jamaica. NeNe’s return to RHOA reportedly came as a surprise to the other ladies.
“We’re told none of the ladies knew NeNe was coming back and her surprising entry even left some of the ladies speechless,” TMZ reports. “Our sources say producers phoned NeNe earlier this month, pleading with her to come back because the storylines were lacking excitement so far this season.” It reportedly took the right price for NeNe to agree to the deal.
When announcing she was done with RHOA after seven seasons, NeNe said she wanted “to spread my wings and do different things.” Even though she’s returning in a limited capacity, she is still fulfilling her dreams by landing a gig an upcoming ABC game show and a role in Broadway’s Chicago. She’s also participating in Fashion Police.
The news about NeNe comes after former co-stars Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton also rejoined RHOA in some capacities. The new season with all of them premieres on Bravo on Sunday, November 8, at 8/7c.